Ten people have died in cold-related incidents in Uttar Pradesh as the state remained in the grip of intense chill.
A brick-kiln worker, Pritam Singh (30), died in Singulpur village of Muzaffarnagar district on Saturday due to intense cold.
Three others lost their lives in the district after they got burnt in a fire lit to provide respite from the biting cold, locals said.
The children, Arshad (1) and Samiya (2) died after their house caught fire at Akhlor village. A resident of Titerwada village, Multan Singh (70) also died from burn injuries, they said.
Three people were killed in Kuakheda in Kanpur when their vehicle rammed into a stationary truck due to poor visibility, police said.
The driver of the vehicle, on its way from Kanpur to Fatehpur, and two others -- Kuldeep Lohar and Rakesh died on the spot. The bodies have been sent for a post-mortem, they added.
In Gorakhpur, three people succumbed to intense cold, sources said.
Their bodies were recovered last night from junction railway campus, GRP sources said.
Meanwhile, in the wake of cold, schools up to class 8 have been closed till January 5, an official spokesman said.